Hi to all of you here at ropensci,
I have recently implemented CI unit testing for my package, fwildclusterboot, against a Julia implementation via github actions. I am not sure if everything is done 100% perfectly, but the CI tests are running. I have described my workflow in a very non-technical blog post here.
Setting up the CI workflow was actually quite easy, but due to my lack of understanding of how github actions / CI testing work in general, I was uncertain if it was even feasible in the beginning. Unfortunately, I have found almost no resources that explain how to tweak
rlib/actions based workflows for tests against other languages.
As unit testing is extremely important (I have discovered countless bugs thanks to tests) I thought that it might be great to have a set of tutorials that are a ‘how to test your R algorithm via CI/github actions against an implementation in another language’ for R package developers, and thought that maybe ropensci and your statistical software peer review project might be the right umbrella organization for collecting and distributing resources for such tasks?